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PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS delivers on the promise made by spiritual predecessors DayZ and Arma 3 with rivetingly intense, tactical gameplay that'll force you and your friends to think on your feet and watch each other's backs.
PUBG is one of the best multiplayer experiences of the generation, and as technically flawed as this Xbox One version currently is that fact still shines through.
PUBG has the potential for a masterpiece on console but the technology of the preview version lags behind.
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Unless you're an extremely quick study, the game's weirdly unintuitive control scheme will very likely get in your way.
Battlegrounds manages to exist within the crowded shooter genre in an unfinished state, and feel both fresh and creatively complete. From its early access launch on March 23 to its official launch today, Dec. 20, its creators have had nine months to repair, polish and expand on their baby. That the most substantial updates have been improved server performance, vaulting and car horns speaks to the confidence Greene and his squad have in the game's foundation.
If you want to be the last man (or woman) standing and wish to play a game closely resembling Battle Royale and The Hunger Games, you'll be hard pressed to find a better game than PUBG, for now.
Playable, watchable, intense, and enjoyable gameplay makes it easy to see how this battle royale phenomenon took off
The Battle Royale genre gets its first definitive success.
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is a groundbreaking game not just because of its unique design, but also because of how it shakes up the standards we've been judging games by for years.
Despite glaring technical flaws, PUBG emerges as the most thrilling battle royal game to date.